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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Apr 6, 2012 5:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIJS

Best ever rendition of Jack Straw?

Really?

What makes it so?

It's neither a particularly cohesive performance or a well jammed one...

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Apr 6, 2012 6:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIJS

"It's neither a particularly cohesive performance or a well jammed one... "

Boy done lost his mind.

No one has yet been able to suggest a Jstraw thats as good, and nearly every time i suggest it to someone, it takes the place of their old all time version. Im itching to hear a more climactic and well jammed version than this one, but they all seem to pale in comparison. We've been over this before, idk how you find this version to be anything but totally epic.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Apr 6, 2012 9:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIJS

" idk how you find this version to be anything but totally epic."

I don't know how you can find anything about 1987 Grateful Dead to be epic.

I forced myself to listen to that rendition twice. The vocals are just terrible! The band sounded pretty bad in 1987.

The Jack Straw performed in Paris on 5/3/72 is much tighter. Certainly far superior.

And the rendition in Cape Cod on 10/27/79 is way better jammed...

http://archive.org/details/gd1979-10-27.sbd.miller.98950.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Apr 7, 2012 9:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIJS

Cliff now were just going through the same conversation we had a year ago, or whenever that was.

Honestly, i dont see what you find so special about the 79 version, i think its nice but it has no climax and just doesnt stick out. I could probably find a better rendition in 79 alone. Or you could just check out dead set which is a year later and is easily better.

And 72? I like 72 straws but they are too short. I enjoy the more country vibe to them, but no way does it come close to this.

And I prefer the vocals on this much more, i really am not crazy about brents early vocals, like him much more so later on, pretty surprised you say that.

Jerry shreddin, phil bombs a plenty, mickey workin all the toms, its all there and idk how you dont see it! (but we've never once agreed on anything so...)